Together the team behind Restaurant Social + has 54 years of experience in restaurants, marketing, and creative writing.
Donald is The Restaurant Coach™, named one of The Top 30 Restaurant Experts to Follow in 2016. He is a leading authority, author, speaker and international coach on how restaurant owners and operators go from just good to becoming exceptional. He helps independent operators create organizations that thrive and bring out their workers' natural strengths to reach their peak potential.
Donald is the founder & CEO of Off The Range Ventures, LLC, a behavioral strength based company, that works exclusively in the hospitality industry. Through online courses/programs workshops, seminars and a coaching business model, Off The Range Ventures, LLC has created results focused brands that lead the industry in business solutions for today's economy.
A 34 year veteran of the food service industry, Donald has owned, designed and created two original concept restaurants.Due to his ability to form and develop high performance teams, Donald was recruited by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck to help expand his catering company across the US. The lessons he learned as an owner has lead him to his current path of restaurant coach and entrepreneur.
A sought-after adviser in the areas of menu development, design & engineering, restaurant operations, culinary consulting, culture, peak performance and team dynamics. He is an industry expert for Foodable TV, Toast Restaurant Management Blog, In Credibly Small Business Blog, BevSpot, HotSchedules, and Modern Restaurant Management, and is the host of The Restaurant Prescription Podcast on iTunes.
- Named one of The 35 Best Chefs & Restaurant Experts to Follow in 2017 by Toast Restaurant Management Blog
- Named one of The Top 30 Restaurant Experts to Follow in 2016 by Toast Restaurant Management Blog
- Named one of The 32 Most Useful Hospitality Websites to Bookmark in 2016 by Typsy
- Named one of 50 Hotel, Restaurant, and Cafe Industry Experts on Twitter by Resseto
- Named one of 7 Restaurant Podcasts You Do Not Want to Miss by Toast Restaurant Management Blog
- Named one of the 27 Restaurant Experts You Should Follow on Twitter by Typsy
Jennifer is passionate about getting the right message to the right people at the right time. With over 20 years of experience in marketing, media, sales and small business she strongly believes in the power of communication, collaboration, community and the importance of branding. She is the former Audience Development Director of Albuquerque Business First and served as the public relations chair and membership chair for the New Mexico chapter of the Association for Women in Communications. She specializes in all aspects of digital media, including social media, e-newsletters and websites as well as event marketing and public relations.